Kicking it in Waite Park, MPLS

Gerg and I now live in Waite Park in NE Minneapolis!

I'm excited to be living in NE...we are closer to our friends in NE MPLS, Surdyk's, many restaurants, and the NE Minneapolis Arts District. I will miss living in Longfellow though...we were close to our friends in South MPLS, the Seward Co-op, the light rail station, Town Talk Diner, the Craftsman, the Green Way, the Birchwood, and Welna Hardware.

What does living in Waite Park mean for me? More interior and exterior space for living, working, making, breaking, and relaxing.

I know this much:
I'm excited to scope out some more sweet spots in Waite Park and NE.

Live in or near Waite Park? Got any sweet spots for me to check out? Hollar at me!

[where: Minnesota, Food, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, 55418]

Now Accepting Moving Advice: Show Me Your Tips!

While I was finishing up my master's program this spring, gerg and I thought out loud, "You know, if we could sell this house, it would be a great time to buy a new one."

Shortly after I graduated in May, we put our Longfellow house on the market. It sold in 3.5 weeks, which gladdened us. Thus commenced our search: good neighborhood, nearby park, rambler/California ranch, 3bed/2bath, big garage and/or basement. We found that house in NE Minneapolis, and hence, we must begin packing.

Now we're in moving mode.

I've moved a half dozen times in my life, so I know how to move, but I figure some of you have moved a lot... Like, enough to have some really good tips. Packing tips? Unpacking tips? Cleaning tips? Surviving the move tips?

Show me your tips!

[where: Minnesota, Food, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, 55406]

John Mayer Plays "Human Nature" and I Pause

I'm not a John Mayer fan, but this tribute made a lot of sense to me.

Listening to "Human Nature" being performed without Michael Jackson's voice was a poignant reminder of the uniqueness of his talent, and the might of its impact.